42 days in Lake Lure & Springfield Itinerary

42 days in Lake Lure & Springfield Itinerary

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42 days in Lake Lure & Springfield Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Lake Lure
— 23 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Springfield
— 18 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dallas

23
nights
Lake Lure

Lake Lure is a town in Rutherford County, North Carolina, United States. Kids will enjoy Zipline and River Rafting & Tubing. Venture out of the city with trips to Tryon (Mountain Brook Vineyards, Overmountain Vineyards, & more), Chesnee (Cowpens National Battlefield & Carolina Foothills Artisan Center) and Tryon International Equestrian Center (in Mill Spring). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park, admire the verdant scenery at Pearson's Falls and Glen, snap pictures at Lake Lure Flowering Bridge, and explore and take pictures at Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lake Lure trip builder website .

Dallas to Lake Lure is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Dallas to Lake Lure, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Dallas in May: high temperatures in Lake Lure hover around 78°F and lows are around 55°F. On the 28th (Tue), you'll travel to Springfield.

Things to do in Lake Lure

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Saluda, Old Fort, Rutherfordton, Fairview, Chimney Rock
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Zipline
Pearson's Falls and Glen ©
Pearson's Falls and Glen

18
nights
Springfield

Springfield ©
Springfield is the third-largest city in the state of Missouri and the county seat of Greene County. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like National Tiger Sanctuary and Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Ozark (Sugar Creek Mini Golf & Waterskiing & Jetskiing), Alley Spring Grist Mill Historic Site (in Eminence) and Osage Beach (Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace, Swinging Bridge, & more). And it doesn't end there: immerse yourself in nature at Ha Ha Tonka State Park, browse the exhibits of Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium, explore the fascinating underground world of Fantastic Caverns, and explore and take pictures at Springfield Cardinals.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Springfield trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Lake Lure to Springfield takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Springfield

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Osage Beach, Camdenton, Joplin, Ozark, Precious Moments Park
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Fantastic Caverns ©
Fantastic Caverns
Ha Ha Tonka State Park ©
Ha Ha Tonka State Park
National Tiger Sanctuary ©
National Tiger Sanctuary

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